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Where Do We Go From Here (A 9/11 Reflection)
When I talk to people casually I use words like “college” and “my job,” but on this anniversary of 9/11, I think about the reality of attending a service academy and deploying.
margotb822 09/11/2009 1 - - 20
Teh Irony, It Hurtz...
Checking the news on the interwebs this morning, I came across this little gem: ...
margotb822 09/01/2009 6 1 - 40
A thought on single-payer (with poll!)
Ok, I'm going to ask a question. Is it more expensive and less efficient for Americans to:
margotb822 04/28/2009 10 6 - 6
I'm SO Frustrated!
So, this is how democracy works, huh? Eight years of presidential ass-kissing and now, now, you want to ask "questions?" Oh, that's right, you're all so afraid of being labeled as part of the "...
margotb822 03/24/2009 26 13 - 22
Bush Pulled An Enron With America's Economy...Just Look Where We Are Now
There's really no other way to put it. And it's essentially that simple.
margotb822 03/02/2009 4 5 - 18
Stop perpetuating the Senate 60 votes lie! (with poll)
If the Republicans want to filibuster, let them. Let them be accountable to the American people. Let everyone see the Republicans obstructing the governing process and our progress as a nation.
margotb822 02/25/2009 42 11 1 41
25 (Political) Things
In the spirit of the Facebook wildfire that is “25 things,” I figured I’d share 25 political thoughts, since you probably don’t care that I always sleep in socks or that I ...
margotb822 02/24/2009 7 3 - 26
More Questions Than Answers (With Poll!)
This administration has definitely done some great things so far. Closing of Gitmo, Fair Pay Act, and just generally freezing all Bush-era (I love saying that) policies for review are great. But, ...
margotb822 02/04/2009 5 - - 3
Regular Person's Inauguration Pics
So, I'm no hooked up lobbyist or wealthy donor (or lucky "ticket lotto" winner), but I still tried to document my Inauguration experience. And, like other real people, I've been busy catching up, so ...
margotb822 01/25/2009 10 6 - 1
What are you doing here? (A LIBRUL in the military?!)
That is probably the second most common question I'm asked. People come to my cubicle, see my Obama buttons (two, I'm tasteful) and my picture of Obama and Biden from the convention (not as tasteful,
margotb822 12/18/2008 15 11 1 1
Addicted to Religion
I just want to preface this by saying that I’m not a psychologist or psychiatrist. I haven’t even taken the “standard” college psych class. I’m just writing from my ...
margotb822 12/11/2008 127 14 - 19
How can I say this? You're Wrong.
So, I saw this the other day and laughed:
margotb822 12/10/2008 54 26 - 21
I am a Liberal because...
So, I just hung up the my picture of Obama and Biden that I received after donating to the DNC. I have this overwhelming sense of pride every time I look at the picture, and I thought "I am so proud ...
margotb822 11/17/2008 44 40 9 193
Make no mistake, tomorrow is not the end. It is the beginning.
I would just like to start out an say that I am so proud of the Democrats this year. We always knew we could run a better campaign, that we didn't need Karl Rove and fear tactics to win. We haven't ...
margotb822 11/03/2008 8 6 - 9
Can We Talk About Taxes for a Minute? Just hear me out...
So, it's been, what, a week since the "Joe the Plumber" debacle at the debate, and I think it's fair to say that taxes are the most misunderstood issue in an election. Here we are, a nation fighting ...
margotb822 10/22/2008 15 1 - -
What else can I say, but... With Poll!
I have to admit, I was kind of excited (hm, I don’t know if that’s the right word) on September 15th. It was really a turning point in this election. Finally, we were able to stop ...
margotb822 09/29/2008 6 2 - -
Enough! This Election Is NOT About Obama.
Is America regressing? Seriously. What is going on with this election? In our personal lives we change jobs, dump boyfriends and return products when they don’t live up to our expectations. ...
margotb822 09/10/2008 11 5 - 4
To Hell and Back: My afternoon at the John McCain HQ (with Poll)
Ok, so I was having lunch with a family friend and he "surprised" me with a trip to the John McCain Campaign HQ in Crystal City. Now, this family friend doesn't know I'm a Dem, and because I need a ...
margotb822 08/29/2008 31 21 - 20
Dave Chappelle Was Right...
I’m having a hard time with this presidential campaign. Not that it’s unexpected, but this is such an outrageously lopsided debate that it makes me want to tear my hair out. Luckily, I&...
margotb822 08/21/2008 29 13 2 -
Be The Tidal Wave (With Poll!!)
Most people would assume that because I'm in the military, the War in Iraq/Global War on Terror (actually, I just wanted an excuse to use the acronym GWOT...G-WOT!!) is the most important issue to ...
margotb822 08/04/2008 5 2 - -
John McCain Needs Equal Media Coverage? Sounds Good To Me...
That John McCain is the worst candidate in this election is an axiom. There’s no way else to say it. Everything is says and does is confusing, wrong or false (or some combination of the three).
margotb822 07/28/2008 13 14 - -
Ridiculous RNC Poll. It would be funny if it weren't so sad.
I know I’ve said it before, but I just can’t resist it: These people are scared S**tless. What people, you might ask? Well, the GOP, of course. And why are they scared? Because they lose ...
margotb822 07/16/2008 18 6 - -
John McCain's Balance: Senate 0, Campaign 100%
I know, it’s almost a week after the 4th of July. I’ve missed the celebratory bandwagon and now it’s back to politics as usual. Well, maybe I just needed some extra time to reflect ...
margotb822 07/09/2008 8 3 - -
Elite? You Bet! And I Don't Care.
I’ve been sitting on this idea for a little while. I just really didn’t know where to start, but “luckily” the neo-cons came to the “rescue.” I was thinking about ...
margotb822 06/29/2008 11 3 - -
Past Sexism in the Present Military: Webb is a Bad Choice For VP
The other day, I started a discussion about Sen. Jim Webb’s 1979 editorial railing against women in the military. The reaction of the general population? “Get over it.” And it made ...
margotb822 06/10/2008 123 12 - 1
The Republican Pro-Family Myth
As we get into the meat of this election cycle, we will once again be subjected to the biggest Republican lie. No, not that they are the leaders in efficient, balanced government (the past seven ...
margotb822 05/28/2008 33 42 9 160
For those that need a second wind
I'm not a distance runner, but I know a few things about endurance. And, I'm pretty sure everyone knows the first rule of competing in a long race: Pace Yourself! You might have a lot of energy in ...
margotb822 05/19/2008 3 4 - -
My Universal Health Care Experience
I had a great experience with the military universal health care system last week, and it only strengthened my beliefs that all people need to be covered.
margotb822 04/28/2008 13 7 - -
If John McCain Wins...
If we elect John McCain, America will demonstrate how socially backward, morally bankrupt and politically inept it has truly become. Maybe Republicans want us to vote on who is more patriotic, which ...
margotb822 04/20/2008 10 7 - -
You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
When we were younger, there was no such thing as “too much of a good thing.” How could we have too much candy or ice cream? But, as we grew older, we realized that even the good things ...
margotb822 04/12/2008 - 2 - -
If you could ask one question
Earlier today I was reading an interview with Condi Rice in a fitness magazine. I read the article, but I couldn't help thinking if I were interviewing her, I'd have to sneak in one political ...
margotb822 04/06/2008 4 - - -
McCain the next 'Honest Abe?' Highly Doubtful
John McCain claims that he is a proud to be a Republican in the tradition of “Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.” Knowing what I do about Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Reagan, ...
margotb822 04/03/2008 1 4 - -
Republicans Are the REAL Terrorists
Everybody prepare to run to the hills! If Obama wins the nomination, the terrorists will certainly celebrate in the streets by slaughtering thousands! Please, this is such a line of crap that the ...
margotb822 03/27/2008 5 3 - 8
It's Like Trying To Unscramble An Egg: Race, Gender and Our Election
I read an interesting article about race and gender in the Washington Post yesterday. The thing that I found most interesting (almost offensive) was that idea that people have some sort of ...
margotb822 03/25/2008 6 4 - -
Exporting Imperfection: My take on Imperialism
I’m going to start out with a few questions: How many people here think the United States of America has a perfect government? And, how many people here think that our government has always ...
margotb822 03/19/2008 2 - - -
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